There are a number of payment cards that have not been collected after being updated. Please collect from Mr Dempster (or the Mouse Mat!).
At break and lunchtime, if pupils do not use the bins for their rubbish in the social area, it is likely that the area will be closed. Janitorial staff cannot take up all afternoon collecting other people's rubbish. Please use the bins provided. Mrs Falconer
There will be no String Orchestra on Friday 2 February 2018 due to East Lothian Strings.
Are you interested in studying Law, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine? If so, please see the attached flyer which gives details about how to register with Pathways to the Professions along with upcoming events.
You must register with Pathways in order to attend.
Could all S6 pupils please pay their deposit of £10 using the school online payment system, using YB18 as a reference, before the 9th February. If a deposit is not made before this time you will not be ordered a yearbook.
If you have any issues regarding the payment please see Mr Raphael or a member of the yearbook committee.
The Yearbook Committee.
There are 6 Italian Explorers who have not registered their raffle tickets - please do so this week! There are also a few outstanding payments (recent payment date was Wednesday 24 January) - as indicated at the start of the process, if there are difficulties at any point please contact us in advance so that arrangements can be put in place and/or support provided as required.
By the end of this week (Friday 2 February 2018) you should have returned the following documentation:
- Consent Form (some had missed out elements)
- Code of Conduct (some new Explorers were recently issued with this)
- Collective Passport Form
- 3 x Passport Approved Photographs
- An idea of rooming wishes - use the form provided - speak with Mrs Ball if required
We will be holding a meeting before the February Break - watch out for further information. It is vital that all documentation is returned on time to avoid delays to the whole team of Italian Explorers.
Positive Destinations In2Coaching Academy 2018 is a fully funded opportunity that provides a combination of sports based activities and tailored education. We are currently looking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic and reliable young people 16 – 24 years old who have a passion for sport and who would be able to commit to the project for up to 16 hours per week over a 16 week period.
The Coaching Academy provides:
- Sports coaching experience in Football and Athletics
- SCQF Level 5 in Sports Leadership Qualification
- Quality, structured sports coaching sessions and the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity
- The opportunity to volunteer and experience being part of a major sporting event
- Sportscotland “Introduction to Multi-skills” training
- Emergency First Aid at work
- Positive Coaching Scotland training
- Advice and guidance on further education and training opportunities
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
The project will be delivered between February and April 2018 at Bangholm Sports Pavilion, however, city wide travel to alternative venues will be expected over the programme. An information day detailing the project will take place on Tuesday 6th February, 10 am – 12 pm at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.
If you are interested in finding out more or completing an application form see Miss Jeffrey this week (Tues/Wed/Thurs) in classroom M.8.
Miss Jeffrey , applications need submitted no later than Thursday 1st February 2018. All who register their interest will then be invited to attend the Information Day stated above, where they will get a full project overview, meet the course tutors and take part in a discussion with the tutors on their suitability to gain a place on the course.
Girls junior netball team returns this Wednesday from 3:50pm to 4:30pm in the main sports hall.
All are welcome, please come dressed in appropriate PE kit
We hope to see you there, please encourage others to join us in this exciting opportunity
Many thanks Bethany Hunter and Hana Elder
For those that attending the Manchester City trip on Wednesday 7th March, can you please ensure your PC1s and payment are made my Friday 2nd February at the latest. If you can no longer attend please come and let the PE department know.
There will be NO curriculum time session today, please just got to P5 class as normal, however Wednesday morning, and Thursday after school (back pitches) will run as normal.
If you are still to pay for the bus, please bring your £3.00 to the PE dept. ASAP.
There will be a meeting TODAY (Tuesday) during lunch for all PGL Explorers in the PE classroom at 1:30.
Everyone must attend to discuss very important information. If you cannot make the meeting you must speak to Mr Elms at some point today.
The latest issue of the East Lothian Works Newsletter of Employment and Training opportunities can be viewed here.
You can view job and training opportunities in:
Apprenticeships at IBM
Nursing and Midwifery
on the Recruitment page of the School Library Website
Applications are now open for the Young People’s Sport Panel!
Aged between 14 – 23 / Passionate about sport / Able to commit 3 hours a week on a voluntary basis & Want to make a difference?
The Young Peoples Sports Panel are looking for a group of young people to speak up for sport and work with us and Young Scot to help influence and shape sport in Scotland. Sound like you? Apply online at www.sportscotland.org.uk/sportpanel
Applications close noon Thursday 22nd Feb
Research Scotland is undertaking a vital Pupil Activity Survey to evaluate Activity levels within Schools across the country. It’s important for every S1-S4 pupil to undertake the survey, but we are pleased to say it’s straight forward and only take approx. 10mins. The survey targets S1 to S4 pupils.
Our S4’s will be the 1st to do the survey - Lesson 3 this Thursday.
S1-S3 will do the survey next week during class time tbc.
This engagement will enable Research Scotland to get the most accurate picture of East Lothian and National Activity levels as possible.
We have recently had a few incidents where delivery vehicles could not access the school due to cars parked in the loading bays at the front of the school.
Please could all S6 pupils ensure that they park in the back car park and never in the loading bays
This is another reminder that the next instalement of £100 for the Paris Trip is due by Wednesday 31st January. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride ASAP.
Haddington Twinning Quiz Night Friday 9 March 2018
Doors open 7.00 for a 7.30pm start, 10.30pm finish
Haddington Town House Hosted by Quiz Master Bob Mitchell
Teams of no more than 4 people - £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a team of 4
Available from Joe Forte Sport Shop, Hilary’s Deli & Erica’s flower shop
Raffle and bar/non alcoholic refreshments available
As part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 all S5/S6 pupils should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 2 on Friday 26 January to hear a survivor webcast. The event will be led by Phoebe Hayman and Fergus Dickson who visited Auschwitz and Birkenau earlier in the session.
Last day for ordering Christmas Dance Photographs is Monday 29th January 2018. Forms from Mrs Ball.
Could all S6 pupils who would like a Yearbook please pay your deposits of £10. You must use the school online payment system. And pay using the YB18 reference.
The Yearbook Committee
Knox Cross Country Team are still looking for runners S3-S6 both boys and girls. We need individuals that have some running background. These may be Running Club Members or possibly Hockey / Football / Rugby players who are keen and proud to represent Knox.
We need to know our teams by this Friday so please let a member of PE know by Friday break and collect a perent information letter.
The event is on Wednesday 31st Jan.
Distance wise both S3 & Senior Teams only run 3miles
This is a reminder that the 3rd installement of £100 for the Paris Trip 2018 is due by Wednesday 31st of January. Any issues please see Miss McBride asap.
Reminder: those that attend girl's rugby there is an away game on Sunday. Please let Miss Borwick know if you CANNOT make it by Wednesday at the latest.
Eco-Committee Meeting. Tuesday lunch time. Miss Laudi's room. 1:20pm.
Meeting will be held Monday 22nd January 1.15 in small gym
Attendance required as important paperwork being issued.
After an extremely successful first year, Dundee Dental School are opening their doors again to potential undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of dentistry.
This unique 3 day programme will be running from 25th-27th June and will give S5 students the opportunity to shadow current students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs, and also receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school.
To be eligible the pupil MUST:
· Be a secondary school pupil studying in Scotland
· Be in S5
· Be on track to achieve the minimum entrance requirements to study dentistry at the University of Dundee which can be found at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/dentistry/#info-entry-requirements
· Provide a suitable reference from a teacher stating why this pupil would be a good candidate for this course which should be emailed directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Show a keen interest in attending dental insight and motivation to study dentistry.
Applications will be opening on Monday 12th February at 6pm and will close on Sunday 18th February at 6pm.
To apply, pupils must complete an application form which can be found at http://goo.gl/forms/vS0wWT79W8Yd8oKc2
Senior Choir rehearsals take place every Wednesday after school in the Music Department. All pupils in S3-S6 are welcome to attend, as well as any interested members of staff!
Sample kit (AKUMA) has arrived and is in the Active Schools Office. Make sure to come in today, or Thurs, to make sure you get the right size / fit. The junior kit is the same design as shown but in Blue predominantly.
The Kit order is being sent to Akuma on Friday get this done asap!
All Rugby Training is ON after school today
Would you like to learn how to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club HTML/CSS, Python and Micro:bit projects?
If you do, we are starting a coding club, every Thursday lunchtime, from 1:15, in M1.12.
If you have any questions please ask Mrs Stewart.
Eco-Committee meeting, Tuesday, lunch time, 1:20pm, Miss Laudi's room.
On March 7th, Mr MacDonald will be taking 45 lucky pupils down to Manchester to watch Machester City vs Basel in the last 16 of the Champions League. If you are interested please go to the PE classroom at break time this Wednesday 17th Januray for more details.
Pupils should attend for their interview at the allocated time. Details of times are in the Common Room and on the wall outside the Library. Any issues please see Mr Flood.
All Italian Explorers must attend a meeting at break on Wednesday 17 January 2018. Further information including collective passport documentation and rooming requests will be issued. Be prompt, you don't want to be late!
This year’s East Lothian Cross Country Championships is at the end of January so for all you runners its time to get training and to let PE know your keen! We will be selecting our Knox team soon!
Date: Wednesday 31st January Venue
Venue: John Muir Country Park
Teams: 3 athletes to a team
Team Age Groups:
• S1 Boys & Girls
• S2 Boys & Girls
• S3 Boys & Girls
• Senior Boys & Girls
Volleyball club starts back on Monday from 4.10-5.15.
Everyone is welcome no matter what year or what level. Bring PE kit and be ready to give it a go!
Christmas Dance photographs are now available to order. Please collect an order form from Mrs Ball, and follow all instructions to order. The photographs are displayed outside Mrs Ball's room. Photographs are 50p each to support the Knox Academy Support Group (KASG).
All S6 pupils should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 1 on Thursday 11 January. The following changes to S5/6 Core classes will start on Thursday 11 January:
Thursday Period 1
- 5G1 YPI (A Redford) change to S5 SE (L Adam) in T1.5
- 5L1 YPI (N Stobie) change to S5 SE (S Meekison) in T1.6
- 5T1 YPI (D Rice) change to S5 SE (W Doig) in T1.7
- 5G2 PE change to RME (L Montgomery) in RME2
- 5L2 RME change to PE (L Borwick)
- 5T2 RME change to PE (J MacDonald)
- S6 Garleton (L Adam) change to College/Employability Skills (A Redford) in DR.3
- S6 Lammerlaw (S Meekison) change to College/Employability Skills (N Stobie) in M.9
- S6 Traprain (W Doig) change to College/Employability Skills (D Rice) in M.4
Friday Period 2
- 5G2 YPI (K Anderson) change to S5 SE (L Adam) in T1.5
- 5L2 YPI (N Stobie) change to S5 SE (S Meekison) in T1.6
- 5T2 YPI (D Rice) change to S5 SE (W Doig) in T1.7
- 5G1 PE change to RME (E Elder Smith) in RME1
- 5L1 RME change to PE (S Elms)
- 5T1 RME change to PE (S Elms) S6 Employability Skills (L Adam) change to College/Employability Skills (K Anderson) in M.7
- S6 Online Learning (W Doig) change to D Rice in M.5
Following on from the Schools Open Days in December, the following twilight events have been confirmed at Edinburgh College.
Taking place from 4-7pm:
20 February Milton Road
22 February Sighthill
27 February Granton
1 March Midlothian
You can view the College website here
The Year of Young People Ambassadors and Saltire Awards Ambassadors from East Lothian would like to invite young people from East Lothian to STRIVE Tranent on Thursday 25th January at 5pm to discuss the potential for a Year of Young People celebration event in November 2018 at The Brunton, Musselburgh! As part of the meeting, we will be asking for young people’s input to what they want the event to be about. We hope this will be a chance for like-minded young people from across East Lothian to come together and have fun planning the potential for an event that is for them and by them.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com or call 0131 665 3300 to confirm your attendance.
Happy New Year!
Hockey Fixtures Start back this Sat vs Dunbar at Home. Matches are as follows and we are able to include boys on Sat for Junior Matches only (S1-S3)
Please ensure to sign up before Thursday
• Snr @ Knox – 10am PB (11 a side)
• S2/3 @ HH – 11.10 PB (8 a side)
• S1 @ HH – 11.10PB (8 a side)
After our massive achievement and effort at Sleep In The Park 2017, our charity monies are now due. Please either hand in your monies raised to either Mr Kelly (PE) or Mrs Fraser (SFL). Then I can calculate how much we have raised as a group and forward our donation on.
Could all S5-S6 Pupils please return the roller mats they borrowed for the Sleep In The Park event to the PE Department ASAP.
Those that attend girl's rugby please note there are no sessions running this week: this includes curriculum time rugby (Tues); morning fitness (Wed); and after school session (Thurs).
There will be a meeting for all those that attend on Thursday after school (this will run for around 10-15 minutes) in the PE classroom.
Running club will not be starting this week. It will instead start again on Thursday 18th January.
Given the change in time for the school day ending, the start time will be 4.00pm not 4.15pm.
Trampling club starts back soon and as always places will be given out this term on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Letter can be collected from Mr Wands in the Active Schools Office or you can complete the attached forms and reply with full payment (ideally be cheque)
Active Schools and CETC
S4 PARENTS EVENING. Thursday 11th January 5-7pm. Appointment slips were issued in classes period 1 today, if you missed this, please collect one from the office.
Is your new year's resolution to get more involved with extra curricular groups at Knox?! OF COURSE IT IS! The Green Team is always happy to accept new members. Our first meeting of 2018 will be this Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room. Bring your lunch along! Please be at Miss Laudi's room no later than 1:20pm!